The Presidency has cautioned towards the spewing of hate, incitement to violence and polarizing statements by some political leaders as some states brace up for supplementary elections prescribed by the National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The Presidency additionally rejected criticisms of President Muhammadu Buhari’s obvious disinterest in the upcoming elections in some states by get together members who wrongfully assume that the President will abuse energy by altering outcomes to favour them.
Buhari’s place was contained in a statement to the media on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
It added that “Past Presidents of Nigeria have been identified to intrude in inconclusive elections, and that’s the reason get together members seem like upset that the identical factor will not be occurring now, however President Buhari is a unique form of chief.
“He swore to defend the structure and won’t veer off from that.
“The structure of Nigeria provides the President no such powers. It is unfair and ridiculous to criticise President Buhari for not going towards the structure.
“Party members in states the place there will probably be supplementary elections then have to be reminded that they should work exhausting to earn their people’s votes, somewhat than anticipate President Buhari to govern INEC in their favour.
“Interestingly, whereas members of the ruling APC get together have been criticising the President for not interfering on their behalf, members of the opposition have been condemning the President based mostly on their assumptions that he would positively intrude, as many in the opposition did whereas in energy.
“Under President Buhari, INEC had been and will probably be fully impartial all through the elections, free from any interference.
“President Buhari is a man of conviction, and the manipulation of election results goes against everything he stands for INEC is completely in charge.”